In just a few short days my baby girl will be a teenager…yikes! Nothing like scrapping party pics from two years ago to make me feel like she’s growing up too fast! ;)
Just a note – I took these late at night so the photo quality isn’t too great and I cropped in further to hide some of that, but you get the idea. :) Also yes, we’re still in the process of moving and most of my stuff is packed, but I can always make some time for scrapping with a few things I kept out. ;)
The story: For Gwynie’s 11th birthday we rented a spot at the local outdoor pool and invited several of her friends for a day of swimming, sun and food!
The layout: The page was inspired by the Scrapfit Sketch #69 (below). I wanted bright and happy colors to convey the environment and overall feel of the party. Plus it matched her cake. ;) The papers and stickers are all from an SU! kit I got years ago called Sunny Day.
Tip to note: I “sloppy” stamped the scallop shapes in white ink. I say sloppy because I wanted a look that wasn’t uniform, but all messy and fun. So I overlapped and didn’t fully press down all the way when I stamped. I kinda like it.
Party (page two)
The story: The girls were always in the water! Which, I guess is the point of a pool party, ha. ;)They were good about posing for me to get a group shot.
The layout: For the second layout of the same event I wanted to convey the pool and water feel in those photos. This layout uses an item I don't normally use, and was inspired by the Scrapfit Warm-up #28, Stickers! Ack stickers! I think I ended up giving my kids the majority of my antique (read reallllly old) sticker stash years ago. However, I still like the stickers I got with the Stampin’ Up! kit I mentioned about. They’re thicker than normal stickers and coordinate well with the kit. For the doily in the background, I placed a doily on the cardstock and then misted directly over it. I pulled it off and then let the cardstock dry. I love what misting can do for your page!
Tip to note: To dress up my stickers a bit I used staples to give some definition and texture. Another thing you could do is add other embellishments like ribbon, brads, beads, etc. to get a new look.